Causes of female hair loss

Female Alopecia

Hair loss in women occurs due to hormonal factors. As a consequence, biological events like puberty, pregnancy and menopause, affecting levels of female hormones can cause hair loss in women.

Causes of female hair loss

In the case of pregnancy, female hair loss is simply a consequence of the voltage at which the body undergoes during labor and usually disappears around 6 months after birth. The suspension of taking birth control pills can also cause temporary female hair loss.

The most common type of hair loss in women is androgenetic alopecia or female pattern baldness. This type of hair loss is associated with thinning hair especially on the sides and top of the head. Hair loss in women affects about one third of all susceptible women and the onset is usually after menopause, but can begin earlier.

Other causes of female hair loss

Other possible causes are: diet. The rapid loss of weight in a short period of time causes hair loss and some supplements such as excessive intake of vitamin A also contribute to female hair loss.

The physical and emotional stress can cause female hair loss, but this usually occurs when stress is excessive and of long duration. Everyday stress does not cause hair loss.

Common myths about female hair loss

Some common myths related to hair loss in women is that frequent use of shampoo and the use of wigs and hats cause hair loss.

In addition, rumors abound that permanents, hair dye and other cosmetic treatments can cause permanent hair loss. Other myths are that brushing the hair everyday will create healthier hair, or shave your head will make the hair grow thicker, and that stress causes permanent hair loss.

Finally, other myths are that there is no cure for female pattern baldness and that dandruff causes permanent hair loss.

These are some common myths associated with female alopecia. If you experience excessive hair loss, you should consult a dermatologist or health professional for a complete diagnosis and treatment options.

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